Sara does not live in the Sahara Desert. She does not look out her kitchen window onto massive sand dunes. It's more like the film "Tracks" with Mia Wasikowska, where she walks half way across the Australian desert with a few camels and a dog. Stark, dry, harsh, with scrub brush holding down the dirt it's a stretch to call it "soil." (Sara really liked that film. That girl had grit.)

Sky Valley is a place along the northern rim of the Coachella Valley, East of Los Angeles. It is situated in the northern-most tip of the Sonoran Desert, which extends down into Mexico. The Mojave Desert begins just over the mountains to the North of Sara's home.

This is desert, but it has been civilized, with town water and electricity. The elegant city of Palm Springs, CA, lies 15 miles away. There are over 100 golf courses in the Coachella Valley, the lush verdant hue of the grass making sharp contrast with the rugged beauty of the naked mountains and dry desert.

Just over those mountains: Joshua Tree National Park, where Sara and her buddies went rock climbing, two days after her sixteenth birthday.

Here are three images of what she sees outside her front door, and one image aerial view, courtesy Google Maps.



View due north

Desert brush

View East-North-East

Aerial view image Copyright Imagery 2017 Google Map Data




Aerial view image Copyright Imagery 2017 Google Map Data

All other images and content,
Copyright John Caedan, 2016-2017
All Rights Reserved

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Sara does not live in the Sahara Desert. She does not look out her kitchen window onto massive sand dunes. It's more like the film "Tracks" with Mia Wasikowska, where she walks half way across the Australian desert with a few camels and a dog. Stark, dry, harsh, with scrub brush holding down the dirt it's a stretch to call it "soil." (Sara really liked that film. That girl had grit.)

Sky Valley is a place along the northern rim of the Coachella Valley, East of Los Angeles. It is situated in the northern-most tip of the Sonoran Desert, which extends down into Mexico. The Mojave Desert begins just over the mountains to the North of Sara's home.

This is desert, but it has been civilized, with town water and electricity. The elegant city of Palm Springs, CA, lies 15 miles away. There are over 100 golf courses in the Coachella Valley, the lush verdant hue of the grass making sharp contrast with the rugged beauty of the naked mountains and dry desert.

Just over those mountains: Joshua Tree National Park, where Sara and her buddies went rock climbing, two days after her sixteenth birthday.

Here are three images of what she sees outside her front door, and one image aerial view, courtesy Google Maps.



View due north

Desert brush

View East-North-East

Aerial view image Copyright Imagery 2017 Google Map Data




Aerial view image Copyright Imagery 2017 Google Map Data

All other images and content,
Copyright John Caedan, 2016-2017
All Rights Reserved

Visit SaraIRL.com
Comments: john@SaraIRL.com